Middleburgh CSD mission statement
MCS KNIGHTS SUCCEED
Prepared by the Strategic Planning Committee
It has been a goal of the Strategic Planning Committee to
develop a mission for the Middleburgh Central School District.
As a group, we believe our ideals should consist of three
delivery vehicles to the school community.
- A Motto, - A Mission, - A Vision
The Motto must be short and concise and sum up our mission in
very few words, so it can be easily recited by everyone
The Mission should include and elaborate on the motto.
The Vision should explain how the motto and mission are
Motto: MCS KNIGHTS SUCCEED
Mission: It is the mission of the Middleburgh Central
School District to be a productive and responsible learning
community, where all are inspired to achieve excellence.
Vision: EVERYONE employed by the Middleburgh Central
School District is an educator. The motto and mission statements
are tools which will drive the Middleburgh Central School
District to become the best possible educational institution,
building on the values we already possess and the values we wish
to obtain. The acronym KNIGHTS, represents our seven educational
philosophies. These core beliefs will help to drive our mission.
This acronym can also be carried into athletics and extra
The Middleburgh Central School KNIGHTS WILL SUCCEED, in this
mission, and with the efforts of our entire school community,
will be based on the following seven core beliefs:
Knowledgeable –All educators of MCS are
knowledgeable in their fields. All employees have interaction
with MCS students and will be encouraged to present themselves
in a professional manner and promote productive working
practices. Classroom teaching employees will demonstrate their
knowledge in a challenging, rigorous and comprehensive
curriculum, designed to encourage each student to reach his or
her full potential and SUCCEED in his or her classes. Educators
will be empowered to be innovative and look for new and better
ways of doing things while building on what we have already
Nurturing – The Middleburgh Central School will
provide a safe and nurturing environment for all students. Each
educator will be encouraged to play an active role in students’
academic and personal goals. The students’ health, growth,
safety, and education will be the primary goal in achieving a
caring school environment. Educators will act as mentors to
students, providing guidance in their educational decisions, and
helping them SUCCEED in their goals.
Inspiring – All Middleburgh Central School
District employees are committed to excellence. Educators are
encouraged to inspire students, and will accept nothing less
than the best in themselves, their administrators, and their
students. MCS educators are hard working and expect that same
hard work from their students and peers. Everyone needs to be
inspired to SUCCEED in performing the best he or she can. We
will accomplish our mission through common sense, hard work and
Global – It is our mission to provide
opportunities for our students to look beyond the borders of
their own environment. This will enable them to appreciate and
celebrate diversity, connect with the wider world, and develop
skills that will encourage them to become global citizens.
Honorable – Everyone is treated with respect.
Educators and students are encouraged to be model citizens
within the community and be role models for younger generations.
Educators and students will be provided with quality training
and encouraged to become honorable citizens, through
volunteering and community service. Providing staff with quality
training and supervision, in a productive and respectful
environment, is imperative.
Teamwork – Everyone will communicate
effectively and commit to listening to others. We must focus on
the issues at hand and seek solutions that are acceptable to all
parties. Everyone must be willing to negotiate, while not
compromising these core beliefs. Everyone will share ideas and
knowledge with others, while keeping in mind the impact on the
Students – Our Students Come First - Meeting
the needs of our students and advocating for them and their
families is our primary concern. The students’ growth, health,
safety, and education are the first considerations in every
decision. Their needs must be responded to promptly, in a
positive, goal oriented approach. By doing this, we will promote
the strengths of each and every student.
It is our goal to empower the Middleburgh Central School with
each of these seven core beliefs. We cannot form the word
KNIGHTS without each of these unifying beliefs, therefore each
letter is equally important.
It should be a mission that everyone can agree with, articulate,
and promote. We recommend that our motto appear on every bus,
every letterhead, website, and be displayed in some manner at
every school function, so the community shares our mission as
MCS KNIGHTS SUCCEED